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Rapport du COI et annonce d’Elisabeth Borne : une reconnaissance du rôle primordial du secteur ferroviaire


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Secteurs d'activités

Autres secteurs

Avionics and Space, defence, security

Informations financières et juridiques

  • Actionnaire :
    100% Thales SA (Neuilly sur Seine)
  • Forme juridique :
  • Capital en € :
    € 163 949 805
  • Effectifs ferroviaires : 129


  • BASSO Gérard
  • FLIPO Alain
  • JEANNEY Christophe [General Manager]
  • SAMUEL Anne [Sales Manager]

Descriptif / Historique

1968 : Thomson-CSF
The company was formed after the merger of CSF (Compagnie Générale de Télégraphie Sans Fil, founded in 1918) and of the professional electronics businesses of Thomson-Brandt, itself the result of the merger of Compagnie Française Thomson-Houston, formed in 1893, and Hotchkiss-Brandt.

2000 : Thales
Friendly takeover of the British company Racal Electronics, Thomson-CSF is renamed Thales

2007 : The « New Thales »
Transfer of transport, security and space activities from longstanding partner Alcatel-Lucent
(Full history on http://www.thalesgroup.com/Group/About_us/Historique/)

Thales is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security and the Aerospace & Transport markets. In 2011, the company generated revenues of 13 billion with 67,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 22,500 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners.

As a recognized expert in critical systems, Thales has a unique leadership position in control systems for transport with a comprehensive offering spanning three market segments: main line railways, urban transport and road networks.

The activities of Thales in railway transportation in France are regrouped within Thales Communications & Security SAS

Main Line Rail
Transport authorities and operators are meeting today's challenges with Thales' intelligent, high-value solutions. Smart, information-driven rail signalling technology significantly increases capacity, safety and security. Increasingly interactive solutions build greater return on investment from start to finish benefiting operators, passengers and freight delivery.

Urban Transport
With one in two of the world's population living in cities, the need for non-stop urban and inter-city transport has never been greater. Integration and interoperability at every level of the transport system are key to smooth, continuous metro operations and enhanced safety and security. Thanks to Thales's integrated, secured and safe solutions, all critical data can be centralised on one system and accessed through a single user interface.


Activités détaillées

Specialised equipment installed alongside the tracks allowing detection of trains, counting of vehicles, movement of point machines, control of signals and protection of working areas.

Supervision systems for railway systems :
Large range of supervisions solutions allowing the control of trains and the real time command of the network, and able to detect and resolve degraded situations.

Train control for main lines and urban rail :
On-board and trackside equipment allowing the control of train speed, for metros, sub-urban and high speed trains, in order to lower travel times and to optimise the traffic on a line.

Interlocking :
Systems controlling train movements and routing with the highest degree of safety, for main line or urban rail networks



    ISO 9001-2000

    Note: Main contract of Thales Communications & Security SAS : for worldwide references of all Thales units involved in the Transportation business, please refer to the group website.

    - Electronic Interlocking for Main Lines (PIPC) :
    . France (RFF): Frame contract. At the end of 2013, almost 200 PIPC are in operation on the French railway network. Since November 2009, Thales deploys the 2nd generation of PIPC, which covers stations of all sizes.
    . With its variant for yards (PIVOS), the PIPC equips the TGV maintenance centre of La Guillotière, near Lyon, andPort 2000 in Le Havre harbour.
    . The PIPC is also deployed in Portugal (REFER), Tunisia (SNCFT), Morocco (ONCF) and Algeria (ANESRIF).

    - Electronic Interlocking for Urban Rail (PMI) :
    . France (RATP) : Thales is the unique supplier of electronic interlocking for the Paris metro. At the end of 2011, the PMI is deployed on lines 1, 3bis, 8, 11 and 12 and the new extensions of lines 4 and 12.
    . China: More than 60 PMI are in operation on 5 metro lines in Shanghai and one line in Beijing, as part of the Thales Seltrac CBTC system. This system is currently being deployed in Singapore for the refurbishment of the North-South and East-West lines.
    . The PMI also equips lines 1 and 5 of Santiago de Chile metro, several yards of Porto metro, as well as the large Neasden depot of the London metro.

    - Main Lines train control (ETCS) :
    . On-going deployment of ETCS L1 and L2 systems in Algeria and Morocco.

    - Urban Rail train control (CBTC) :
    . France (RATP) : Thales deploys the new automatic train operation system for Paris metro line 13.

    - Centralised Control Centers (PCC) :
    . France (RATP) : Thales equips the PCC of lines 3, 5, 12 et 13. . For more than 20 years, Thales has put in operations PCC in numerous metros around the world : Chile, Venezuela, St-Domingo, Singapore, Dubai, Hong-Kong, Spain, India

    - On-board video surveillance systems :
    . France (SNCF) : Thales equips all Z2N suburban trains in Paris area . France (RATP) : Thales equips RATP buses and tramways

    - Radio communications :
    . France (SNCF) : in Paris area, Thales supplies the TETRA communication system both for the infrastructure and for security agents.

    - Revenue Collection Systems :
    . France (SNCF) : Ticketing vending machines and validation
    . Ticketing systems in Europe, Asia, North America, South Africa, Middle East, New Zealand,...
    . Multimodal/multi-operators systems, nationwide clearing and accounting : Denmark, Netherlands


  • Asnières sur Seine (Fr)
  • Toulouse (Fr)
  • Laval (Fr)
  • Brive (Fr)
  • Cholet (Fr)
  • Vélizy-Villacoublay (Fr) (Transport & Security)
  • Massy (Fr)
  • Lambersart (Fr)
  • Brétigny sur Orge (Fr) (Transport & Security)